Window Tint

What Tint is Right For You?

The Ghost Shield Team Car Exterior, Ceramic Tint, General, Los Angeles, Malibu, Newbury Park, Standard Tint, Ventura County, Window Tint 5 Comments

Standard Tint vs. Ceramic Tint Standard Tint (Mostly Cosmetic) Mostly Cosmetic? What do you mean? Standard tint was designed to change the look of a vehicle. At Ghost Shield Film we use the Suntek High-Performance series of window tint. Standard Performance tint is a hybrid metalized automotive tint, with time-proven construction. This film contains a reflective quality that can be …

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Paint Sealant vs Ceramic Coatings

The Ghost Shield Team Auto Detailing, Calabasas, Camarillo, Car Detailing, Ceramic Coating, General, Los Angeles, Malibu, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Paint Protection Film, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Westlake Village 3 Comments

  What is paint sealant? Paint sealant can mean several things, depending on who you ask – but at the most basic level, it is a synthetic product designed to protect a car’s surface while providing a mirror-like shine. Because a sealant is chemically engineered to bond to the surface, it will last much longer than a traditional wax while …

Why Get A Full Car Paint Protection Wrap?

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The majority of vehicles equipped with Paint Protection Film are only protected in certain areas: The front bumper, hood, fenders, rocker panels, etc. These areas are the ones that are particularly prone to rock chips and damage from other road debris. However, some vehicle owners want peace of mind not only about the particularly vulnerable parts of their vehicle but …

How To Wash A Car With Paint Protection Film Or Ceramic Coating

The Ghost Shield Team Calabasas, Camarillo, Car Exterior, Ceramic Coating, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Malibu, Newbury Park, Paint Protection Film, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Westlake Village 4 Comments

How do you wash a car with Paint Protection Film or a Ceramic Coating? What are the proper washing techniques? How can you avoid damaging or shortening the life of your Paint Protection Film or Ceramic Coating? How can you maximize the longevity and appearance of your long-term paint protection? There are a number of things to note when discussing the proper care …

Why Should You Install Paint Protection Film On Your Leased Vehicle

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Leasing a car is all about what that car will be worth at the end of the lease, or, as it’s referred to in leasing, the residual value. Ideally, you sign your lease, make your monthly payments on time and, at the end of the lease, hand the keys back to the dealer and walk away. Easy peasy, right? Not …

Why Your Tesla Needs Paint Protection

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As the government continues to crack down on volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions more and more states are moving to waterborne paints. California is one of those states that has required it for years now. Waterborne paint is composed of synthetic resins and pigments that are kept dispersed in water by surfactants. Waterborne paints still contain solvents, they just contain …

Why You Shouldn’t Apply Ceramic Coating Yourself

The Ghost Shield Team Ceramic Coating, Los Angeles, Newbury Park 1 Comment

If you can buy ceramic coatings yourself, why not save the money and apply it yourself? There are a multitude of reasons why that would be a bad idea, unless you have extensive detailing and paint correction experience. Here are the following reasons why you shouldn’t install the coating yourself; The car needs to be properly prepped In order to …

Clear Bra: Advantages of Using Paint Protection Film

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There are two types of people in the world when it comes to their vehicles, preventative people and reactive people. You would expect a brand new car to be flawless when you take it off the lot. However, that’s just not the case. Most cars sit on dealership lots for days, weeks, months, possibly years before being sold and get …

All About Water Spots

The Ghost Shield Team Auto Detailing, Car Exterior, Newbury Park 2 Comments

Etching isn’t caused by water spots alone—insect remains, bird droppings and acid rain can all etch your finish as well. So how exactly does an etch occur? We’re going to get into the science of it here, using the water spot as an example. From mineral deposit to stain When a water spot first dries on your finish, it leaves …

Legendary Porsche-Designed Type 64 Up For Auction

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Porsche can trace back its origin to the very first 356 ever built over seven decades ago, but some argue that the Porsche timeline actually stretches back further. Commissioned to design and build a car for the 932-mile Berlin-Rome race of September 1939, Professor Ferdinand Porsche created a car known only as the Type 64. This is effectively where Porsche’s sporting heritage began. …